ELEVEN workers at UGL Engineering's Ballarat facility have lost their jobs today.
The news comes in the wake of a decision by Goodman Fielder yesterday to close its bakery in Ballarat, making 34 jobs redundant just before Christmas.
UGL Engineering chief operating officer Russell Waugh said the redundancies came because of present macroeconomic environment in Australia and a softening demand across its rail operations.
"UGL has today confirmed that approximately 11 personnel at its Ballarat facility have regrettably been made redundant," Mr Waugh said.
"Workers impacted by this decision will be assisted by UGL with outplacement services so they have the best chance to secure future employment."
Mr Waugh said the company was committed to assisting those affected by this decision.
“The current decision is not one we have taken lightly," he said.
"UGL continues to have more than 80 employees at Ballarat actively employed.
"The company is working hard to secure new orders and looks forward to the ongoing support of its workforce and customers."
Ballarat Trades Hall president Brett Edgington said it was devastating news for the rail industry in Ballarat.
"It is devastating for the workers and their families as well," Mr Edgington said.
"This is the most recent cut in a series of ongoing cuts in the rail industry."